State Alzheimer’s Association to host Coffee with Congress

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s congressional delegation will share their thoughts on a number of pieces of federal legislation targeting Alzheimer’s disease later this month at a free event in Warwick.

Organized by the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter, Coffee with Congress will include discussion on the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act, the BOLD Act and the Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Act.

Rhode Island Representatives David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin, along with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, are expected to attend. Rhode Island’s Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee also plans to provide an update about how the state is addressing Alzheimer’s.

The event is open to the public, and will include time for questions from attendees. People living with Alzheimer’s, caregivers and health and long term care workers are particularly encouraged to attend, organizers say.

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“This event offers a unique opportunity for Rhode Islanders to share their experiences and challenges in the face of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia with our delegation, who have been champions in the Alzheimer’s fight,” said Donna M. McGowan, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter. “We can explore the simple question with our congressmen: Did we make satisfactory progress this past year in the fight against Alzheimer’s?”

Coffee with Congress takes place Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Warwick Central Public Library. To RSVP, contact Eric Creamer at 401-421-0008 ext. 9705 or at Online registration can also be done at